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I am the Head of Fieldfisher's Corporate Tax practice based in the firm's London office. 

I have a track record in resolving high-value tax disputes and I have a broad corporate tax practice, covering transactional, structuring and media finance work.

My contentious and non-contentious practices complement each other, giving me a valuable insight into current trends in tax planning techniques, the attitude of the UK courts and HMRC’s likely attitude to new and innovative transaction structures.

In my contentious tax practice, I resolve high-value tax disputes for household name clients, particularly in the media and intellectual property sector.

Since 2013, I have been helping groups of individuals who have participated in media-led tax structuring opportunities to resolve their tax position with HMRC.

Fieldfisher works closely with the Alternative Resolution Consultancy (ARC), a joint venture 50% owned by Fieldfisher. ARC is a non-commercial entity established to give groups of individuals a safe, reliable platform through which they can raise (and monitor the use of) collective funds and take collective decisions while retaining control over their own affairs.

My non-contentious practice includes corporate M&A, restructuring and media work.

I have a particular interest in and I am highly rated for work in the media sector, where I have worked with leading film, television and online businesses, including Hollywood studios (such as Warner Bros); independent producers (including Bad Robot); major broadcasters (including the BBC); and high-profile talent and their companies.

I am recognised by the legal directories for my work in tax, tax litigation, media and media finance. Chambers 2018 says I provide "comprehensive and well-informed analysis".

I have young children and a dog, so I do not have any spare time, but I know more than I would like to about Minecraft.

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Comprehensive and well-informed analysis

Partner, Head of Corporate Tax

Derek Hill

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